Recognizing the global growth of ebooks as well as the significant U.S. ebook market, Simon & Schuster has created a new senior-level position dedicated to developing the publisher’s worldwide ebook business. Doug Stambaugh will fill the role as vice president …
Like his new boss, HarperCollins chief marketing officer, Jim Hanas is a publishing industry outsider; in some ways, however, he’s the ultimate insider. We spoke with Hanas about moving from online media to books, how he plans to help HarperCollins find an audience for each of its titles and how Digital Book World helped him get a leg up in digital publishing.
We sat down with Serbinis to discuss why he joined the publishing industry, Kobo’s next moves, what advice he would give to Barnes & Noble and much more.
We sat down with Atria publisher Judith Curr to talk about acquiring the work of self-published authors, the new role of the editor, and why it’s important to take risks and try new things in digital book publishing — for both publishers and their employees.
One of the hottest new places for agents to find clients and for publishers to find their next best-selling authors is the self-published best-seller list. One of the best agents at doing that in 2012 was Jane Dystel, landing huge deals with major publishers for a number of indie authors.
We sat down with Chandler and talked about the site’s fantastic growth, how publishers can use Goodreads to make their book sales pop, and why Goodreads isn’t going to become a bookseller…yet.
A month after appointing its CEO, HarperCollins has finalized the leadership team for its newly formed Christian publishing unit, a combination of what had been the two leading Christian publishers in the U.S., Zondervan and Thomas Nelson.
Random House has hired children’s book publishing veteran Barbara Marcus to replace Chip Gibson as president and publisher of Random House Children’s Books, according to a memo circulated in the company from Random House chairman and chief executive Markus Dohle.
We spoke with Levithan about the success of the Hunger Games as an e-book, what’s new and hot in transmedia, and why the reading experiences of the future may depend on how children consume content today.
We spoke with Restivo-Alessi about her early impressions of the book publishing industry, what she intends to do with digital at HarperCollins and why it’s essential that publishers continue to take risks.
We sat down with Kobo executive vice president of content, sales and merchandising Michael Tamblyn to talk about Kobo’s international expansion, sharing reader data, why romance, science-fiction and fantasy are leading the way with e-books and why publishers should experiment more.
In a continuing effort to build its digital business, Random House has promoted four digital executives to senior executive positions. Milena Alberti, Amanda Close, Nihar Malaviya and Nina von Moltke have all been promoted to digital senior vice president positions roles at the company.
It might just take a publishing industry outsider to solve the current marketing challenges facing publishers. We spoke with Angela Tribelli, the new HarperCollins chief marketing officer who comes from outside the industry, about marketing analytics, the recent sales reorganization at HarperCollins, and why publishers need to think more like direct marketers.
Responding to the new digital nature of the book business, HarperCollins has restructured its sale organization, moving analytics into the sales department, making several promotions and letting go of about half a dozen employees.
Nicholas Callaway has changed titles at the company he founded and majority owns to chief creative adviser from chief creative officer following the company’s closing of its New York office two weeks ago, signalling a step back from day-to-day operations at the children’s book app publisher.
Random House president of sales, operations and digital Madeline McIntosh to the position of chief operating officer, effective immediately.
We spoke with Perseus chief marketing officer Rick Joyce about discoverability, the most innovative marketing publishers are doing right now and what type of marketing just isn’t working anymore for books.
A decade ago, it would have been unthinkable for an author to self-publish their own work and distribute it to half a dozen of the leading bookstores. Today, tens of thousands of people are doing it. How things have changed. One of the people responsible for this revolution in publishing is Mark Coker, the founder and CEO of Smashwords.
The c-suite at Sourcebooks just got a little more crowded. For the first time ever, the Naperville, IL-based publisher will have a chief operating officer. Barbara Briel has been promoted to the role of COO from her position as vice president and director of administration and finance.
Sourcebooks has been growing at a healthy clip in the past few years and has gotten a reputation as a cutting-edge publisher. We spoke with Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah about using data in book publishing, Sourcebooks’s approach to e-book pricing and why it’s important to sell books directly to readers.
Do you have to be a part of book publishing’s past to help invent its future? The infusion of technology into books has given technologists who may have not been veterans of the book business of old a foothold in the book business of the future. The best example might be Ellie Hirschhorn, executive vice president and chief digital officer at Simon & Schuster.
We spoke with Callaway about being discovered by Steve Jobs, why he’s not souring on prospects for apps and building the publishing company of the future from the inside out.
Adding to its stable of industry veterans, digital book publishing company Open Road Media has hired Tina Pohlman as publisher. She will begin on March 5 and report to co-founder and CEO Jane Friedman.
Jeremy Greenfield | We spoke with Vook’s Matt Cavnar about Apple, the publishing company of the future and why people will read more – as soon as they get more comfortable with new technologies.
Jeremy Greenfield | Digital Book World spoke with Ingram Content chairman John Ingram about the company’s growing digital revenues, hiring for the new digital landscape and why publishers should do more than “rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.”
Jeremy Greenfield | We spoke with Archer about why advances should go away, building franchises and publishing’s broken business model.
Jeremy Greenfield | Baker & Taylor’s Bob Nelson on digital strategy, the next phase of Blio and how Baker & Taylor plans to put publishers’ digital content into the hands of millions of new readers next year.
Jeremy Greenfield | We spoke with Hachette Digital senior vice president Maja Thomas about the ceiling on digital revenue growth, what Amazon might say about Bookish, and Hachette’s leaked digital manifesto.
Jeremy Greenfield | We sat down with Thomas Nelson CEO Mark Schoenwald to discuss HarperCollins, the importance of data, and growing digital revenues to 40% and beyond.
Jeremy Greenfield | Director of digital content sales for Wiley Peter Balis talks about the most exciting developments in digital publishing, the digital workforce of the future, and why he doesn’t use Twitter.
Jeremy Greenfield | What really happened at the National Book Awards last night? Lamb, tears and dancing.
Jeremy Greenfield | Molly Barton has been promoted to the top digital post at Penguin. We sat down with her to discuss her new role, Book Country and the digital books landscape.
Jeremy Greenfield | What are some of the most exciting developments and thorniest challenges in e-book production today? To find out, we sat down with Aaron Hobbs, a manager for digital operations at e-book service provider Constellation.